Social Lending – taking out the middleman!

A couple of years ago, Mark Hunter watched his savings disappear and credit card bills swell when Hollywood shut down during the writers’ strike. It took a while for Mark, a full time feature film writer, to return to work. In the meantime, his wife had given birth to their first child, and he was…

SharePoint – A great tool for Small Businesses

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular web application platform developed by Microsoft for small to large organizations. It is designed as a centralized replacement for multiple web applications and supports various combinations of enterprise website requirements. It is typically associated with web content management and document management systems. SharePoint’s multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning…

Build your dream company from HOME

The age of the virtual company is upon us. Future historians may look back and declare that the concept of offices began their slow but inevitable extinction some time around 2011 A.D. Our grandchildren will watch movies like Office Space with a touch of bewilderment—did people really have to sit in front of a desktop…

iPhone, Blackberry, Android app development

Mobile applications are transforming the way small businesses acquire new customers, service their clients and manage their operation. The new generation of iPhone, Blackberry and Android mobile devices offer an unmatched level of flexibility and ease-of-use. Irrespective of the size of your company or which industry you operate in, mobile apps enhance your market presence…

Liquid times

Despite the 2009 financial crisis, the year 2010 was a point of time that actually shows two decades of strong worldwide economic growth. In the 1990-2010 periode, the global economy rose from $22.8 trillion to $58 trillion. The leader and champion of this growth, China now exports more stuff per day than it exported for…

Franchise’s success myth

Each year about 26% of young businessmen start their first business as a franchise, but just 66% of them are successful. So what are the main problems that ending up with the wrong choice? First of all it is an initial expense. Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection have a list of nonrefundable franchise…

Rise and Shine above the Crowd: Taste of Video

As businesses struggle to have their websites more interactive and appealing, a video demo can help them do just that. When PC became a necessity and was offered to more and more public, people started to think about making the Internet as a huge bill board – with lots of websites (post-its) and pictures (pictures)….

Partnership with a big-shot: hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Partnerships within the survival-of-the-strongest business world don’t always end with ‘happily ever after’. Microsoft Corp. was spending millions to find a new method to help people conserve energy and count the energy usage for its Hohm line products. The company looked for utilities and devices that could help households track their energy use – the…

Network Through Sprouter

This new free social networking website is spreading fast and wide: already rooted in 170 countries, connecting entrepreneurs across the world. Sprouter is a networking site designed for entrepreneurs, by Sarah Prevette who is the only Canadian to be on the list as Top 30 under 30 in North America – the list was put…